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Presidential Election 2016

Ted Cruz Says Cop Helped Garland, Texas Shooters 'Meet Their Virgins'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke about last week's shooting in his home state to supporters in South Carolina Saturday. “We saw the ugly face of rad...

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Hillary's Campaign Ad Slapped With 18+ Rating In Russia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Despite plenty of statewide buzz, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement ad isn't going over well in Russia. An opposition-mi...

Marco Rubio's Presidential Campaign: Five Facts About His Faith

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla,), who launched his presidential campaign Monday (April 13),often talks about faith, and went into depth about his relig...

GOP Politicians Vie For Support Of Homeschool Families

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Eight years after Mike Huckabee tapped the support of evangelical homeschooling families as part of his winning coalition in ...

Natural Born Mockery

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

With the same evangelical fairness he professes, we need to kindly accept and welcome Mr. Ted Cruz into the great American Presidential Circus by holding him to his mockery and honestly fire back at him every bit of his hatred.

Louie Gohmert Apparently Isn't Going To Run For President After All

Texas Tribune | Abby Livingston | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

For one fleeting moment, it appeared that Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert was thinking about running for the White House. Not so. Asked Thursday if...

The Case for a Populist Challenger in the Democratic Primaries

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Hillary, of course, is the prohibitive favorite for the nomination. The money and machinery awaits her announcement. But her long experience makes it less likely that she will lay out a bold new direction and demand a mandate for change. The country needs a far bolder debate about direction.

Jason Linkins

So You Want To Run For President? Congratulations! Here Are The Stages Of Your Quest | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

As you may have heard, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of...

Ben Carson's Longshot Presidential Bid Suddenly Looks A Lot More Realistic

Bloomberg | Phil Mattingly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Jeb Bush? Chris Christie? More Iowa Republicans are backing Ben Carson than all of them....

Ashley Alman

Bobby Jindal Won't Let His Friends Get In The Way Of His Presidential Ambitions | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't about to throw away his presidential ambitions just because his Republican colleagues might run, too. Former Repu...

Amanda Terkel

Ready For Warren Hits Iowa | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hasn't yet joined all the presidential aspirants heading to Iowa to test the waters, her backers a...

Howard Fineman

Zen Master Joe Biden Runs And Does Not Run For White House | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a tough time for presidential wannabe Joe Biden. Jokingly but obviously, Hillary Clinton all but declared her competing candidac...

Campaign To 'Draft Manchin' For 2016 Presidential Race Drawing Attention

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) contemplating a run for president? Politico seems to think maybe. Its morning Huddle email newsletter on Wednesday p...

Hillary's Hard Choice

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Is Hillary ready to break with her predecessor, her husband, and with the Wall Street wing of the party? She may be able to be nominated and elected without addressing these issues.

President Hillary Clinton Would Be Far More Conservative Than You Think

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Hillary Clinton is neither a liberal nor a true conservative. Rather, she's an electable Democratic candidate who leans to the right. She's the Democratic version of Mitt Romney. President Hillary Clinton will be a conservative Barack Obama and a somewhat liberal George Bush.

Let the Republicans Talk About Clinton's Age and Health

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The question this raises for the GOP, and whoever they nominate in 2016, is whether they are smart enough to run a campaign that focuses on Clinton's record, accomplishment, missteps and the like, rather than her gender and increasingly less polarizing personality. This would be hard for a party that has generally proved itself unable to avoid that temptation.

Scandal Derails Hillary's Presidential Bid

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Pepper Memo rocks Washington WASHINGTON -- Through the Freedom of Information Act, Republicans have uncovered a memo confirming decisively that Vince...

Ryan Says He's Keeping His Options Open For 2016

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan, the most recent Republican nominee for vice president, said Tuesday he's keeping his options open about a pr...

Ted Cruz Wins Unofficial Straw Poll To Be 2016 GOP Nominee

Bangor Daily News, Maine | Judy Harrison | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

BANGOR, Maine -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday won an unofficial straw poll to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee at the Penobscot County ...

Chris Christie, You Lost My Vote

William Astore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Astore

Christie wants authority without personal responsibility. He's quick to hold others responsible but not himself. He equivocates when he should be unequivocal.

Entrepreneurs' Surprising Choice For 2016

Inc. | KIMBERLY WEISUL | Posted 11.01.2013 | Small Business

Republicans are supposed to be the party of business. So why, in an exclusive survey of fast-growth CEOs, do 36 percent of these entrepreneurs say...

Jon Ward

Dems Worry About The One Not Rallying Conservative Faithful | Jon Ward | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inside yet another darkened hotel ballroom, three Republican presidential hopefuls appeared Friday before the culture warrior faithful a...

Hillary's To-Do List on Benghazi -- And Soon!

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

There are issues that you just have to get in front of if you're going to win an argument or an election. The leader among potential election-breakers requiring Hillary Clinton's early attention is, of course, what has come to be known simply as "Benghazi."

Attack or No Attack on Syria -- Obama Wins

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

So the world looks to America to lead. Is seeking the approval of the American people through their elected leaders a 'failure' of leadership? Is a propensity to think before acting a sign of weakness?